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Learning Lab Toolkit For Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center Institute for Educational Leadership | Published 1/4/2021 | Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center Institute for Educational Leadership

This toolkit describes how VR professionals can use the VR Learning Lab Model, which Y-TAC developed and field-tested, to promote youth voice and engagement in service systems improvement. The toolkit includes a step-by-step guide to conducting VR Learning Labs based upon Y-TAC's field test with VR state agencies.
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COVID-19 Resources Page from WINTAC RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) | Published 4/7/2020 | Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)

In addition to general information, WINTAC has organized resources specific to VR including: • Federal Disability Resources • Resources for Individuals with Disabilities • State Resources • Articles of Interest • Resources for Community Rehabilitation Providers Due to the urgency to share the information, some of the documents may not be fully accessible. For accessible version of the documents, please contact the publisher and/or author of the resources.
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Minnesota VRS Community Partners and Related Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) | Published 2/19/2020 | Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) relies upon a broad coalition of Community Partners to provide services to individuals with disabilities. This page contains links for Community Rehabilitation Providers related to training, submitting proposals, completing forms, and other useful information.
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Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP) Promising Practices

ThinkWork | Published 2/2/2020 | titute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Given the national landscape and the emphasis on community employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), this webpage focuses on community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) engaged in practices that reflect individual integrated employment as a priority outcome. By spreading the word about these promising practices, we hope to maximize the capacity of CRPs to present integrated employment as the preferred option for their customers.
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Advice from the Trenches: Senior VR/ AIVR Counselors Share their Wisdom and Perspectives - Community of Practice RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) and the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) | Published 1/28/2020 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Advice from the Trenches: Senior VR/ AIVR Counselors Share their Wisdom and Perspectives. The five webinars included: • Kickoff Webinar #1 - Topics: Principles and values; multiple demands; documenting disability; working with community vendors; business relations; and more - June 18, 2019 • CoP Webinar #2 - Topics: Strategies for clients with emotional/behavioral health needs; client motivation; and consumer engagement - September 24, 2019 • CoP Webinar #3 - Topics: Employment Transition Services - October 15, 2019 • CoP Webinar #4 - Topics: Interagency Collaboration & Working with Community Rehabilitation Providers - November 19, 2019 • CoP Webinar #5 - Topics: Employer/Business Relationships - January 28, 2020
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Resources from the NCRTM on Community Rehabilitation Providers RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center State Developed Resource

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) | Published 11/18/2019 | National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM)

Resources from the NCRTM library on Community Rehabilitation Providers.
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Alaska DVR Resources for Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Vocational Rehabilitation | Published 11/13/2019 | Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Vocational Rehabilitation

Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) are agencies or individuals that are approved to provide employment support to individuals with disabilities served by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
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Progressive Employment Video of Gabby at Worksite RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Maine Department of Labor Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, | Published 10/25/2019 | ICI Media Productions, Institute for Community Inclusion University of Massachusetts Boston

After being found eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, youth and their families discuss with the assigned VR Counselor if Progressive Employment is the right approach. Youth who are referred to Progressive Employment have access to a team of youth workforce professionals who share their knowledge and creative ideas in regular staffing meetings- leading to expanded opportunities. Youth will be matched with a community rehabilitation providers based on their career interest, geographic location and other factors. That individual will then set up work-based learning activities in line with your career interest. See it in action, watch the Jobsville video depicting Gabby at work.
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Transition Work-Based Learning; Progressive Employment Model: Jobsville RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Maine Department of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation Services, ICI Media Productions | Published 10/25/2019 | Maine Department of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation Services, ICI Media Productions

This video depicts the Jobsville meeting. After being found eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, youth and their families discuss with the assigned VR Counselor if Progressive Employment is the right approach. Youth who are referred to Progressive Employment have access to a team of youth workforce professionals who share their knowledge and creative ideas in regular staffing meetings- leading to expanded opportunities. The attached videos are both captioned. The first video is the video description version of the same video.
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Transition Work-Based Learning Model Video of Student's Employment Path: Mitchell RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Maine Department of Labor Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, ICI Media Productions | Published 10/25/2019 | Maine Department of Labor Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, ICI Media Productions

A video of students experiencing the Progressive Employment Strategies.
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Summarizing Pre-Employment Transition Services and the Potential Role of Higher Education - A Practice Brief

Russell J Thelin | Published 9/23/2019 | vr@youth Rehabilitation Research & Training Center

Higher education programs currently play a small role in providing Pre-ETS, but have the potential for a larger role in partnership with state VR agencies. To facilitate such partnerships, this brief provides an overview of Pre-ETS and the potential role of inclusive higher education could play in the provision of Pre-ETS.
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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Advisory Committee Report: Summary and implications for Vocational Rehabilitation Systems RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Y-TAC Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Youth with Disabilities | Published 10/30/2018 | Y-TAC Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Youth with Disabilities

The passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014, with its focus on expanding opportunities for competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities and its creation of an Advisory Committee to make recommendation on strategies for doing so, has been a catalyst for changes in federal and state policies and practices around employment of people with disabilities. This report summarizes the recommendations of the WIOA Advisory Committee for increasing the employment of people with significant disabilities.
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Pre-Employment Transition Services, Community Rehabilitation Provider Resources RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) | Published 8/8/2018 | Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services has developed a suite of information for community rehabilitation providers to understand the requirements for becoming a Pre-ETS provider and completing required reports.
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CRP Pre-ETS Guidebook: Strategies for Community Rehabilitation Providers to Collaborate on Pre-Employment Transition Services RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC | Published 6/7/2018 | WINTAC

If Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) are going to provide Pre-ETS to student with disabilities, they will need to become versed in Pre-ETS, understand how to work and deliver services to younger students, and develop effective processes to collaborate with multiple partners. This guide includes: Section 1: Pre-Employment Transition Services Section 2: Developing Services Based on Staff Resources and Logistics Section 3: Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities Section 4: Programming and Reporting Expectations for Pre-ETS Section 5: Tools and Resources Section 6: Appendices
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Community Rehabilitation Providers Pre-Employment Transition Services Guide RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

WINTAC | Published 10/17/2017 | WINTAC

Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) have long delivered services that support transition of students with disabilities from high school to competitive integrated employment. WIOA-authorized Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to focus on serving students.This requires CRP staff to become versed in Pre-ETS, understand how to work and deliver services to younger students, and develop effective processes to collaborate with multiple partners. This guide was developed in response to these needs.
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